Monday, November 23, 2009

Human Croquet

I feel like I ought to go back and re-read this book given the ending, but then again, given that this is fiction, would I really learn the "truth?" A novel of a place and a family, Human Croquet plays with the idea of time and how we interact with it. But more importantly it deals with how we, as humans, young humans in particular, take the facts that surround us and create our story from them. Whether the story of any member of the Fairfax family is accurate is truly in the eye of the beholder.

Kate Atkinson is one of my favorite authors, and while Human Croquet comes no where near Case Histories and it's sequels, I'd still recommend this book. Though only after you've read the rest of her bibliography.

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